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Department removal from shoes listing experience

In order to simplify listing experience for products under shoes category, Amazon plans to remove department_name from listing experience (custom templates, category-specific inventory file templates, and product updates made one at a time). To derive the department name, Amazon will use two attributes which already exists as mandatory attributes in listing experience for shoes: footwear_age_group and target_gender.

This change will be made any time after October 28. After this time, department will be removed from listing experience, but the department attribute will remain in Amazon catalog. Amazon will automatically derive department_name values from footwear_age_group and target_gender which are mandatory attributes, as shown below.

footware_age_group Shoe Size Age Group target_gender Target Gender department_name Department
adult Adult male Male Mens mens
little kid Little Kid male Male Boys boys
infant Infant male Male Baby boys baby-boys
big kid Big Kid male Male Boys boys
toddler Toddler male Male Boys boys
adult Adult female Female Women womens
little kid Little Kid female Female Girls girls
infant Infant female Female Baby girls baby-girls
big kid Big Kid female Female Girls girls
toddler Toddler female Female Girls girls
adult Adult unisex Unisex Unisex adult unisex-adult
little kid Little Kid unisex Unisex Unisex kids unisex-child
infant Infant unisex Unisex Unisex baby unisex-baby
big kid Big Kid unisex Unisex Unisex kids unisex-child
toddler Toddler unisex Unisex Unisex kids unisex-child

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